Monday, August 16, 2010

30-Day Blog Challenge - Day Eight - A Photo That Makes You Angry/Sad

Today's 30-Day Blog Challenge theme is "A Photo That Makes You Angry/Sad".

June 22, 2001 - Following on from last night's theme of The Hubs' and my first meeting, I thought I would share the final moments of that first meeting with you. This is us waiting at the departure gate just about half an hour before he had to board. Neither of us wanted to say goodbye, but we had no choice. Looking back now with the clarity of time and knowing where we are now, I still feel the pain of goodbye. It would be six months later - at Christmas - before we would see one another again. Many things would happen in those six months. I didn't know that I would be met at security on my first flight to the UK by US Marines bearing M16 rifles, but I was. I didn't know I would be terrified that the gentleman on my flight wearing a turban was a terrorist, but I was (needless to say, he was not and I offer him my apologies for that undeemed fear). I didn't know I could grow to love The Hubs any more than I already did, but it happened. It's funny how six months can change your life.

One last photo before I go for the evening. Taken on the walk to the departure could see how much we were hurting.


Anonymous said...

Awww - they're such sad photos, but so nice to know you're together now. :-)

Ms B. Thrift said...

Aww I remember these days, it was so hard for you both being seperated, it's hard looking back now to know how we coped in LDR's (well some of us didn't lol) but you were both strong and bonded by something too strong break, and got through it. Can't believe it was 9 years ago, how time flies!!

Kristin said...

I'm so glad i know there is a happy future after those pictures.

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